Please help out


Support Our Sponsors

Rose City Hunter - Warwick Qld

12 posts / 0 new
Last post
Ellen C
Rose City Hunter - Warwick Qld

List of Competitors as at 23 July 2017. If your name is not on the list please contact Marilyn by email at : diggersrest1@bordernet.com.au

Kerry Harrison
Richard Powell
Bill Buchanan
Mitch Calcutt
Russell Gibson
Kevin Birse
Wayne Atkins
Ellen Carruthers
Kevin Carruthers
Ian Hudson
Neil Digweed
Ben West
John Pepprell
Glenn Noble
Andrew Barnes
Simon Schultz
Damien Webb
Michael Blacklock
Tyson Kunde
Murray Cole
Barbara Schelbach
Kimberley Schelbach
Steven Jeffery
Bill Simmons
Ashley May
Chris Parry
John McQuire
Ross Waugh
Norm Bardell
Caden Bardell
Tony Steele
Paul Sullivan
Marley Blacklock (Jnr)
Phil Jones
Ross Waugh
Paddy McGuire
Ian Forster

Just a reminder this match is On Saturday get your nominations in now!

The Rose City Hunter Rimfire and IRB Match will be held at the Risdon range with practice commencing on the 28th July, Hunterclass Heavy Rimfire Saturday 29th July and IRB Sunday 30th July.
Nomination forms are available on the SSAA website.

Dig
Dig's picture
NOMINATION

Ellen
Ben West and I are currently in the US on the way home from a shoot.

Can you put us down to shoot both events and we'll do the forms when we get home next week.

regards
Neil Digweed

Team KAOS - Lurking with intent
All the gear and "a bit more of an" idea

Ellen C
Confirmation of nomination

Hi Neil,
Hope competition is going well. Will let them know your intentions.
Ellen

Ellen C

TheJet
TheJet's picture
Great Fun

Had a terrific time on Saturday and Sunday with my mates at Warwick this weekend
I decided to drive up there on Saturday morning and nearly didn't make the start time as there were road works etc
Though I did leave at five o'clock in morning.
This put me into hyper drive when I arrived having to get my rifle weighted and paying and signing shooting register etc
To make it busier for the first time in a long time I was in the first relay.

Once all that was finished I have to say that I don't think that my rifle has ever shot better with the new ammo that I recently tested
Digs very nicely picked it up for me on his way up to Warwick on Friday as I was working trying to get a site prep finished and wouldn't be able to shoot without it.
I know I have probably said it before but he is a truly great mate and legend and has helped so many people on this forum over the last couple of years.

We shot Hunter class first and the conditions were really flaming cold apparently it was minus 3 degrees in the morning, this affects the way the rifle shoots and makes it hard to keep your ammo warm. Again on Sunday morning according to Normys new trucks dash gauge it was minus 3 degrees which required a two sleeping bag sleep.
The boys sat around the roaring fire telling some pretty good yarns and poor jokes half the night, again this is always fun at a country shoot.

Chris Parry who always shoots well with his new Micky Truscott wonder rifle was of course not used to this cold at all coming all the way down from North Queensland but started with a first card of 50 with 5 dots. Rifle can sure shoot as it set a new Australian record for IRB of 250 with 23 dots in the state titles earlier this year and lots of 250s.
There were four details so we all had a good chance to talk about the ones that got away from us in between cards.
Native Hunter Damien shot really well all weekend and it is great to have him back shooting with us, came second overall and first in 100 yards section
Simon Schultz placed third overall and this was really impressive shooting as he has only been shooting for about a year and is getting better all the time.

Sunday was IRB and the competition was fierce with Team KAOS getting five of the top eight spots. Congratulations to Norm coming second, Sully third and Digs who ran out of ammo on his last eight shots and paying dearly for it coming fourth having to use pretty ordinary ammo . Caden got eighth and Tony did pretty well but can't remember his placing
So Team KAOS were well represented with Digs, Normy, Tony, Sully, Caden and myself and the bunny ears were being shifted around as nearly all got a chance to wear them at some stage.

The shoot was run very well by the Warwick club and they did themselves and their club proud .
Thank you from all the competitors for your wonderful efforts, we were very well fed on both days ,the whole organisation of the shoot and presentation of the club was first rate.

The wind was not as hard as it has been in the past but it sure was "tricky dicky" as I swear that sometimes the bullets went right, on a right to left wind.
This range is always a challenge with its uneven layout (on the side of a hill). But lets face its never boring. Plus with the extremely cold weather to warm days you have to deal with the up and down affects that this does to the bullets. (cold air vortex)

Will attach scores tomorrow

kind regards Ben

Team KAOS
All the gear and no one to fear

BigStick
BigStick's picture
Good job to Ben and Dig

I like reading the right ups from you guys. Almost like I was there shooting.
I guess you don't shoot light rifle in the north.
Kim

Dig
Dig's picture
Light Rifle

Yes we do Kimbo but for the Rose City shoot it's 2 matches for Heavy guns as not everyone has a light rifle. The last event at Warwick was a light on saturday and a heavy sunday for the Qld Champs.
Dig

Team KAOS - Lurking with intent
All the gear and "a bit more of an" idea

Dig
Dig's picture
Done and Dusted

So the shoot has been run and won by the great Benny West.
Overall winner of the Hunter on Saturday and again on Sunday in the IRB.
Even a raid over the border by Don Powell and Damien Webb couldn't stop The Jet. Damien was on a mission but just fell a little short. No lack of confidence though around the fire on Friday night. We'll have to keep an eye on this bloke. Looks like a great asset for Team Control.
By my calcs, Ben now jumps into 9th place in SotY with some minor re-arrangement of the 4th to 7th placings. Sully of course seems to have an unassailable lead if he continues to turn up.
Great to see a number of first time shooters at the event. Than to Don for his 8 1/2 drive to the shoot.
As always the club put on a great shoot except they left the door of the fridge open too often. -3 Saturday morning and -4 Sunday.
I'll let Benny give you a shot by shot review of the event as he does that better than I.
And before I forget, Team KAOS took out 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placing in the IRB with a 4 point spread.

Team KAOS - Lurking with intent
All the gear and "a bit more of an" idea

Bill Collaros
What ammo did u test and use

What ammo did u test and use Benny ?

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
TheJet's picture
Match

Black Eley ammo I have worked out what speed and Ogive length the rifle likes now
Thats the advantage of shooting the same rifle for a long time
It won't shoot Lapua very well unfortunately though I have only tried a couple of different batches

Team KAOS
All the gear and no one to fear

Bill Collaros
Thanks

Thanks for answering Ben, i am looking forward to this years RBA Nationals when most if us will be there ans we see all these new rifles floating about or on the way and see what ammo people use and dominates etc

Bill Collaros
Sydney - Australia
"Shoot to Thrill"

TheJet
TheJet's picture
Score Sheets

 photo Wawick2017hunter_zps9sagwdp5.jpg

 photo 20526129_829049923928624_4571859099219068841_n 1_zpsgubqxnhg.jpg

Team KAOS
All the gear and no one to fear

TheJet
TheJet's picture
Something special I forgot to mention

Special mention to all that knew and loved Bobby Blacklock
His Son Michael and grandson Marley attended the shoot at Warwick on the weekend.
The pair of them are both very decent blokes and terrific shots which is what you would expect with Bob as there dad and grandfather.
They also came along last night to the Brisbane club night and kicked butt ,so great to have them shooting with us
We are now claiming them as Queenslanders even though that may not be the case ?
Just getting that out there.
Digs reckons that Bob may have seen them kick our butts and smiled last night
Johnny Radford rang me and reckoned that Digs was right.
We all miss him at every shoot.

Team KAOS
All the gear and no one to fear

Log in or register to post comments